As people are told to stay at home to stem the spread of coronavirus, some living with dementia are struggling to adapt to the change.
Mike Brookes, 77, was diagnosed nine years ago and his wife Liz worries he will be like a “prisoner… with little understanding of what is happening”.
Like other families, they have been cut off from outside support.
The Alzheimer’s Society said it was “seriously concerned” about self-isolation, but had plenty of advice.
Mr Brookes, an RAF veteran, has been isolating with his 64-year-old wife for three weeks in their home just outside Manchester.
“Mike was an obsessive watcher of the news, but I’ve had to limit it now because I went into his room and he was in floods of tears,” Mrs Brookes said.